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Welcome to the Inaugural
Edition of our Newsletter!
Y o u r N e x t B e s t F r i e N d i s Wa i t i N g . . .
EnchantMutts helps dogs who need more time to find the right family.
Some of the dogs EnchantMutts rescues from shelters need special care or
attention. “Invisible Dogs” is a story about a shy, fearful dog that needed that
As a fellow dog lover, no doubt A shy dog is a complex creature
you have read countless stories who has usually suffered or
of medical tragedies, squalid endured psychological or physical
living conditions, neglect and trauma. Their unfortunate life
abandonment. These are visual circumstances make them dogs
horrors that prompt us to take that are virtually invisible — they
action to help. We can help hide so people don’t notice them.
by repairing that broken leg, This was our Tula Rose.
medicating a treatable illness
or providing a foster home and How do you help a dog who is
attention. But the plights of some not lured by food, who walks
that are not shocking nor obviously by crawling, whose tail is glued
visual are the hardest for most to her underside, who cowers,
rescuers to help. Those are the shy hides, trembles, and averts her
dogs. eyes? These shy dogs want so
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WaggiN’ taiL: Ms. JiLLY
What a shocker when this precious girl found herself in a local shelter at the ripe
young age of seven. We knew she should be an EnchantMutt the moment we laid
eyes on her, and lucky for us Kate Olsberg wanted to foster her. Kate took Jilly
home with meds for kennel cough, but, as it turned out, it was Kate’s homemade
chicken soup that held the key to getting Jilly well.
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desperately to trust, but cannot year of life. EM rescued Tula Rose
do that very easily. How do you and she was adopted on Mother’s
know if they will ever enjoy life in Day of this year! She whispered
general and humans in particular? to me the other day to give a kissy
How long will it take? Each time slurp of appreciation to all of those
there is a change to a she has welcomed into her
shy dog’s surroundings
you can expect a couple “ How do you help
a dog who is not
trusted circle of human
of steps backwards in lured by food, who To the community of
their progress. They are walks by crawling, people who rallied on her
difficult and they need whose tail is glued behalf, you have our free-
more help from all of us! to her underside, flowing tears of gratitude:
Without question they are who cowers, hides, Vicki Bellmyer, Sandy
precious and worth our trembles, and averts Johnson, Seth Matlicks,
efforts. Helping a shy dog
requires taking multiple
” Roxann Hudson, Susan
Minter, the EM Board
deep breaths daily, rejoicing in and volunteers, and staff at Aztec
the smallest steps of progress, Animal Clinic.
providing a stable and routine
environment, being creative and The inimitable story of Tula Rose
flexible, and never putting timelines cannot be told in a few paragraphs,
on results. it deserves a book. We are sure the
future will continue to reveal this
Tula Rose had been a wandering beautiful dog’s personality and
puppy on a reservation, in a unique talents.
hoarding situation, two shelters, Former invisible dog Tula Rose
and seven foster homes in her first
riNgWorM crisis sHY dog: MoLLY
In October 2009, a horrible Molly is a shy girl being fostered
outbreak of ringwom at a shelter gingerly and patiently by Karon
meant death for numerous kittens. Ely. Molly’s progress toward being
Sadly, shelters do not have the her true self is coming about
resources to handle this treatable unhurriedly and unfolding so
disease. EM was able to rescue 5 of beautifully. Her life started out with
these kittens and provide them with a physically abusive past making
the intensive personal care and her one of the “invisible dogs.”
lengthy time needed to be restored Molly is available for adoption into
to health. We found loving homes a very special, loving home. Is that
for all of them. yours?
“reZ” dog: HeNrY
This little “rez” dog had to scrounge
and struggle every day to survive.
He was severely bitten in the throat
and upper body by bigger dogs
wanting his share of the sparse
food. He crawled under a tree to
die of his bloody wounds. Rescued
and treated, EM made sure that Sir
Henry David Thoreau, the mighty
little dog that he is, would be loved
Thank You to our Donors!
PLATINum BrONZe TLC Pet Hospital
Robert & Donna Bradley Center for Spiritual Living Weems Artfest
Lynda & Alan Herring Jack Cargill Dr. Sandra Whaley, DVM
Robbie Jones Iver & Terri Davidson Zoe’s TLC Bed and Breakfast
Animal Welfare Fund Karon Ely
Ralph and Celina Levine Jennifer Gardner FANTAsTIC FOsTers!
Carol Reagan Pierrette Gorman Robert & Debra Anderson
Lori Greene Vicki Bellmyer
GOLD Hilary Noskin Donna Bradley
Patty & Dick Danforth Roger & MaryAnn Shinnick Pia Cash
Sandy Johnson Terry Storch Janet Columb
Tommy Martinez Andrew Vance Kristi Edwards
Norm Shrout & Ken Wormser Marcus & Robyn Weaver Karon Ely
(Long Leash on Life) Roxann Hudson
William Slease IN-KIND DONATIONs Sandy Johnson
Marilynn Stone Kathy Belinski Carolyn Levy
Emilia Wang Donna Bradley Seth & Ashley Matlicks
Dr. Diane Combs Susan Minter
sILVer Jennifer Gardner Martina Moore
Cathy Atkinson The Glaspys Carmen & Matt Mulder
Vicki Bellmyer Sandy Johnson Kate Olsberg
Lori & Brian Berry Pat Medsker Petroglyph Animal Hospital
Jon Bradley Janet Moses (WEAR IT!) Katie Randazzo
Warren & Grace Bradley Janet Murray Tristan Rehner
Steven DeRoma Patrice Schooley Fish Marilynn Stone
Pat Doyle Sheila ter Bruggen
Beverly Embry Tom Toevs, Esq.
Peter Hays Kathleen Weinbrecht
Linda Johansen GOLD sTAr suPPOrT
Kate Olsberg Academy Kennels
Patrice Schooley Fish Animal Humane | New Mexico
Cheryl Senitz Aztec Animal Clinic
Kelley Skehen Good Shepherd Animal Clinic
MaryAnn Weems Kindred Spirits Animal
John & Dawn Wolf Sanctuary
Sue & Steve Wright Long Leash on Life
Petco - Lomas
Petroglyph Animal Hospital
platinum = >$500; gold = up to $500; silver = up to $200; Bronze = up to $50
enchantmutts is a 501(c)(3) public charity. For more information about enchantmutts and how you can help,
please contact Carolyn Levy at (505) 293-3386 or by email at email@example.com.
The lives your support helped save...
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Rowdy/Rosey Jackie Love
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Some EnchantMutts Evening...
Question: How can we say “thank you” to all the people that helped make EnchantMutts’ first year a success?
Answer: Have a party!! So, EnchantMutts’ Board of Directors held an Open House at Casa de la Torre on
Saturday March 27th. It was great to see so many animal lovers all in one place. Some people we had only met
electronically, so it was very nice to have an opportunity to chat in person. The event was well attended, and
everyone had plenty to eat and drink in this beautiful setting.
M s . J i L LY
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Fast forward to the Weems her “brothers” Jake (12) and
ArtFest where Ms. Jilly found Ian (4). What fun is a backyard
her new family. In their own full of snow if there weren’t two
words: energetic boys to play with!
“Life is great. That’s the motto in Chasing the sled down the hill
our house now. Ten months ago, is an all-time favorite, as is
our dog passed away from old chasing the tennis ball! Thank
age and we knew she would be you, Kate, for rescuing Jilly so
a tough act to follow; however, that she could spend the rest of
at the Weem’s ArtFest we found her life being loved and adored!
EnchantMutts and the “Best Jilly has moved into our hearts
of Show,” Ms. Jilly. It was love as well as our home and filled a
at first sight and still is! She very big gap.”
couldn’t be a more perfect dog ~Mom & Dad
and fit for our family. She loves
available to love
enchantMutts Please visit enchantmutts.org or enchantmutts.petfinder.com to see photos and
Board of directors detailed descriptions of all EnchantMutts available for adoption.
Carolyn Levy-President BEAR
Easy as pie and just as sweet, Bear is kid-focused, kid-friendly
Cheryl Senitz-Secretary and unfortunately currently kid-less! Playful but gentle Bear
Cathy Atkinson is house- and crate-trained, and a well-behaved boy inside the
home. He is an easy-keeper and, frankly, needs not much more
than a loving family and a backyard. Watch Bear in action on
EM’s website! We love Bear and you will too!
Contact Sandy at 615-2357
too many animals are homeless
and at-risk in our New Mexican Young, active and downright gorgeous, Missy is just a delight.
shelters. Help save a life She is excellent inside the home and falls deeply in love with
and consider fostering with her humans. She is exceptionally athletic, loves to play fetch,
enchantmutts. e-mail info@ run just for the joy of it, adores romps in the snow and is just
enchantmutts.com or fill out a coming into her prime adolescent years. She would make an
foster/volunteer application from excellent companion for a runner or hiker.
our website. Help us help them! Contact Kate at 291-9786
These guys deserve a wonderful home! Spread the word!
p.o. Box 23143
albuquerque, N.M. 87192